How Businesses Can Affordably Use AI to Protect Mobile Devices from Cyber Attacks

Today’s businesses rely on mobile devices to communicate and share data. But increasingly, this usage can weaken cybersecurity defenses that may result in information and financial loss. That’s why it’s important to protect the integrity of your data.

AI-powered Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provides an affordable and effective way to strengthen your mobile device security and defend against evolving cyber threats.

An increase in cyberattacks has led to approximately 76% of organizations1 to suffer data loss and system crash incidents, with some estimating up to $10.5 trillion per year loss expected by 2025. Another study estimates that ransomware attacks have increased by up to 500%2 since the start of the pandemic.

Organizations of every size need to know how these cyberattacks happen and how to protect themselves.

The Growing Need for Mobile Security

Many organizations still count on antivirus software and other traditional solutions to protect against sophisticated and constantly evolving cyber threats. But those measures can’t prevent cyber incidents like phishing attempts, man-in-the middle attacks, rogue access point connections, non-approved configuration changes and more.

Instead, AI-powered MDR solutions offer a proactive and comprehensive approach to mobile device security, enabling businesses to detect and respond to threats in real time.

Benefits of MDR for Mobile Device Security

  • Continuous Threat Monitoring — MDR uses machine learning to monitor traffic around the clock, even when your team is asleep, identifying and alerting businesses to potential threats before they can cause significant damage.
  • Cost-Effective Security — Implementing mobile device security can be very costly. Through automation, businesses can reduce the need for a large cybersecurity team while maintaining a high level of protection. In addition, many vendors include MDR in their plan price.
  • Phishing Detection — Since 90% of breaches start with phishing, MDR blocks connections to suspicious URLs, domains and IPs.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Requirements — Many industries are subject to strict data protection regulations. MDR can help businesses achieve and maintain compliance by continuously monitoring mobile devices for security gaps or breaches. By providing detailed logs and reports, businesses can demonstrate adherence to industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Alerts — Many tools generate irrelevant alerts. Some AI-powered MDR apps can detect abnormal activities that help prevent attacks or allow you to quickly respond to real threats.
  • Installation — Many MDR solutions are challenging to install and don’t use AI—look for those with AI that deploy and activate in minutes with no complicated configurations for users to manage.
  • MDM Integration — Those counting on mobile device management (MDM) to suppress risk are discovering how easily malware can access a phone via a simple SMS message—even with MDM in place. MDR integrates with most MDM solutions to thwart attacks.
  • Security Metrics and Alerts for Quick Action — In the event of an attack, MDR enables businesses to quickly respond by automatically prioritizing incidents based on severity. If a threat is detected, the vendor is notified; end users receive alerts on their device with recommendations to help remediate the risk; and your admin is notified of all alerts and guidance.
  • MDR Portal Access — Many MDR plans include a portal with detailed visibility to threats and vulnerabilities; key advice to help reduce risks; and the ability to track improvement over time.

AI-powered MDR is no longer a luxury but a necessity for businesses and organizations of all sizes. MDR helps ensure the long-term sustainability and success of your business despite an increasingly nefarious cyber landscape.

WHY UScellular®

UScellular partners with ActZero to protect users from a variety of cybersecurity risks. In addition, UScellular includes MDR at no additional cost when you choose its Business Ultimate or Business Premium unlimited data plans.

Our team of local experts is on hand to personally assist you in implementing an MDR solution. Contact 866-616-5587 to get started.

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